Springs Aesthetics offers neck liposuction for men and women in Colorado Springs, South Denver, Castle Rock and other areas of Colorado. Neck liposuction targets excess fat that gives your neck an aged and uneven appearance. Neck liposuction may be performed in conjunction with a neck lift.

What is Neck Liposuction?

Neck liposuction is a procedure that Dr. Burroughs recommends for removing small pockets of fat on the neck. Neck liposuction can be performed as a standalone procedure to reduce a double chin, or as part of your neck lift.  Almost in all cases, however, skin tightening should be performed to avoid worsening or causing skin sagging.  This can be done with minimally invasive (no sutures) radiofrequency (NeckTite and Morpheus) skin tightening.  Evoke can also tighten the skin following neck liposuction.

How Much Does Neck Liposuction Cost?

Call our office for pricing. The price range for neck rejuvenation of neck tightening, lifting and liposuction procedures varies. Dr. Burroughs uses individualized surgical plans for each patient, so we can provide a more specific cost at the time of your consultation. If you are interested in financing your neck liposuction, we accept CareCredit® and Alphaeon®.

Am I a Candidate for Neck Liposuction?

Losing fat along your neck line is difficult, if not impossible. You may be able to see or feel excess fat on your neck, but the best way to know if neck liposuction is right for you is to meet with Dr. Burroughs for a consultation to learn about your anti-aging solutions for the neck area.

Do I Have to Have General Anesthesia For Liposuction?

No.  Dr. Burroughs utilizes a safe, dilute local anesthetic called tumescent that anesthetizes the tissues comfortably.  Most patients have oral sedation or can receive IV sedation if they are more nervous or feel they are more pain sensitive.

How is Neck Liposuction Performed?

Neck liposuction is significantly less invasive than surgery. Dr. Burroughs is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. For neck liposuction, he uses a technique that requires several small incisions. The incisions are used for inserting a thin, hollow tube into the fat layer and loosening/suctioning out the extra fat. The incisions are most commonly small enough to not require sutures. All incisions do cause scarring, but the scars that result from neck liposuction are very minimal and usually not seen except upon very close inspection.  Most commonly neck liposuction is done in the office operating room under just local anesthesia and oral or IV sedation.

Before and After Pictures

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What Happens During Neck Liposuction Recovery?

Neck liposuction recovery can take some time. For the first few days, your neck may have some swelling, tenderness and bruising. Patients typically see a significant reduction in these symptoms after the first week, and mild swelling may persist for several weeks after the procedure. If your neck liposuction is performed as part of a neck lift, recovery will be more extensive.

Are There Other Ways to Remove Neck Fat Without Liposuction?

Yes, there are many.  One method is to use radiofrequency energy (Evoke, Morpheus, RFAL NeckTite) whereupon heat causes the fat to melt and then get absorbed by the body.  Smaller areas of fat are suitable to energy treatments whereas large amounts of fat do better with liposuction.  Another method is to perform direct excision of the fat through as small incision hidden under the chin area.    Deoxycholic acid can also be injected into fat to cause removal.  Unfortunately, the deoxycholic acid (KYBELLA®) injections take multiple treatments, still result in post treatment swelling, and provides no significant skin tightening.  Dr. Burroughs treats many patients that have had unsatisfactory results following deoxycholic acid injections since it can take many treatments to get adequate fat reduction and contouring.  These patients often remain unhappy following their fat injections since the skin was tightened and they are left with loose hanging skin or worsened jowl tissues.  Fortunately, radiofrequency skin tightening will often correct the laxity without requiring surgical scars.

How Long Will Neck Liposuction Results Last?

Neck liposuction removes fat cells from your neck and jawline, so these fat cells are considered permanently destroyed. You will, however, need to stay diligent about eating right and exercising, as you will still be vulnerable to developing new fat or hypertrophic enlargement of fat cells in the area.

For more than 20 years, Dr. John Burroughs has helped men and women in Colorado Springs, South Denver, Castle Rock and other areas of Colorado, as well as internationally, by providing exceptional care in plastic surgery and eyelid surgery. At his practice, he also offers medical spa treatments that are performed by his aestheticians to complement, aide, and prolong healing. To learn more about neck liposuction, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

NeckTite, Neck Liposuction and MyEllevate™ explained by Dr. Burroughs from Springs Aesthetics

NeckTite, Neck Liposuction and MyEllevate™ explained by Dr. Burroughs from Springs Aesthetics